Student & Alumni Features

Silas Garrison

Student-Athlete Silas Garrison Brings “Great Promise and Endless Potential”

On a January evening, Silas Garrison ’20 stood before 150 people at Meadville’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Fellowship Dinner, captivating them as he expounded on five of Dr. King’s quotes. Garrison, a broad-shouldered football player, spoke at the annual event with a practiced ease that seemed at odds with his youth. […] Read More

Outing Club trip

Allegheny’s Outing Club Has a Rich History of Trekking

The Allegheny College Outing Club is among the six oldest collegiate outing clubs in the nation, joining with 13 other groups to form the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association in 1932. Allegheny’s Outing Club was founded in 1928 by Cora LeRoy, women’s physical education instructor, at a time when there was a push to expand women’s […] Read More

Ahead of the Curve: Allegheny Infuses the Liberal Arts, Economics into Business Education

Allegheny College economics major Brett Barrett absorbed the energy as he toured the world headquarters of Bloomberg LP in Midtown Manhattan last October. “It just had one of those atmospheres that make you want to work there,” Barrett, a senior, recalls.“You could just tell everyone was vibrant and striving to be their best.” The financial […] Read More

Allegheny College Student Awarded Prestigious Place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the United Kingdom

Allegheny College student Allyson Wood has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom through one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission is the only bilateral, transatlantic scholarship program, offering awards and summer programs for study or […] Read More

Allegheny College Senior Receives Prestigious Award to Study Swahili in Tanzania

Allegheny College senior Melissa Mattwig has received a prestigious Boren Award and will be a part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) beginning in the summer of 2017. As a Boren Scholar, she has been selected to study Swahili in Tanzania for a year and will receive a $20,000 scholarship for her studies. Mattwig is a […] Read More

Allegheny Honors Students and Organizations for Outstanding Leadership

Allegheny College on Tuesday, April 18, honored dozens of students and student-operated organizations for their leadership on the campus and in the Meadville community during the past academic year. Students and groups were nominated for the Annual Leadership Awards and Cornerstone Awards by community and campus sponsors and were chosen by selection committees that include […] Read More

Alumni Council and Global Health Studies Seek Alumni Volunteers

Editor’s Note: The Allegheny Alumni Council has partnered with the Global Health Studies (GHS) Department to identify alumni who work in global health fields who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with current Allegheny GHS students and perhaps be featured in Admissions publications to highlight the remarkable outcomes of an Allegheny education. The […] Read More

Kali Albern sketching

Kali Albern, a Member of Allegheny’s Class of 2017 — in Spirit

In a perfect world, Kali Albern ’17 would march across the stage at Allegheny College’s Commencement on May 13, happily accepting her bachelor’s degree as an art major. Sadly, that won’t happen. Kali tragically died in August 2015 when she should have been preparing to return to campus for her junior year. “Kali felt very […] Read More

Mitchell Carrigan

Mitch’s Miraculous Journey to Meadville

On Oct. 13, 2014, Mitchell Carrigan’s life took a dramatic turn. It was the day he had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. “I was scared but I had hope; I knew all I had to do was push through and things would get better,” Carrigan says now, 30 months after the operation. […] Read More